Art and Cartoons in Photoshop Elements 3
A Step by Step Guide by Chris Madden
The Unique Graded Contents System
The contents of the book are split into several easily identifiable
categories, based on importance and level of complexity, identified by
the shaded strip down the side of each page. This allows you to read
only the categories relevant to you, without the need to plough through
pages and pages that are either too complicated or too basic.
These categories are:
The Absolute Essentials
If you’re totally new to Elements you can concentrate on this category,
skipping the other sections until you’re more familiar with the
workings of the programme.
Further Basic Skills
Once you’re acquainted with the essentials, this category will make
more sense. It completes the knowledge that’s necessary for the basic,
competent use of the programme.
(Medium gray strip)
You can use Elements satisfactorily without knowing a lot
of the information in this category. Read these sections when you’re
ready to broaden your skills and increase your enjoyment of the
(Dark gray strip)
This category deals with aspects of the programme that you can probably
manage without knowing about for months, or even years – by which time
you’ll be so familiar with the programme that these subjects won’t seem
as complex as they would if you came to them as a novice.
How the grading system is displayed in the book: